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FY 2023 Prosecuting Cold Cases Using DNA

Opportunity ID
Solicitation Status
Fiscal Year
Closing Date
Posting Date
Solicitation Type
Grants.gov Deadline
April 4, 2023, 8:59 pm Eastern
Application JustGrants Deadline
April 11, 2023, 8:59 pm Eastern

With this solicitation, the Bureau of Justice Assistance seeks to provide grant funding to support the prosecution of violent crime cold cases where a DNA profile from a known or unknown suspect has been identified. Provided that a DNA profile attributed to a known or unknown suspect has been identified, this funding also supports investigative activities as well as crime and forensic analyses that could lead to prosecuting violent crime cold cases.

Eligible Applicants:

  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • Native American tribal governments (federally recognized)
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Special district governments
  • State governments
  • Other
    • State and local prosecuting agencies
    • Law enforcement
    • State agencies

See the solicitation for additional opportunity and eligibility details, as well as directions on how to apply.


Number of Awards: 15
Total Amount Awarded: $7,998,000

IRCSO Cold Case

Funding First Awarded
Date Created: February 9, 2023